Feb. 16–March 22

By Christine Tarlecki
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IHOP National Pancake Day
February 23
Since 2006, IHOP has raised more than $3.25 million for local charities. Through this year’s donations, they hope to raise $5 million in five years. To find out ways you can help, check www.ihoppancakeday.com.

Brain Awareness Week!
March 15–21
Every March BAW unites the efforts of universities, hospitals, patient groups, government agencies, schools, service organizations and professional associations worldwide in a weeklong celebration of the brain. This year marks the 15th anniversary of the campaign, which is coordinated by the Dana Alliance for Brain Intiatives and European Dana Alliance for the Brain. www.dana.org/brainweek

March is Kidney Month!
Check out the National Kidney Foundation website for the latest developments and prevention tips involving chronic kidney disease.


February 18–19
SoCRA Clinical Research Monitoring Workshop:
GCP for Monitors, Auditors and Site Coordinators
San Diego, CA
Ph: (800) SoCRA.92 or (215) 822.8644
Web: www.socra.org

This workshop will assist research site coordinators, quality assurance auditors and monitors in improving their skills and their understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the clinical research associate/monitor.

February 25
Wound Care Seminar: “Topical Wound Treatments and the
New International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines”
Norwalk, CA
Ph: (800) 547-5021 (ask for Claudette)
Web: www.marcongroup.com

Upon completion of this program, the participant will be able to discuss the theory of moist wound healing; select treatment options based upon wound assessment, etiology and goal of wound care; identify four different categories for topical wound management; and discuss topical products included in the New International Pressure Ulcer Guidelines.

March 4–7
30th Annual Cardiothoracic Surgery Symposium
Sponsored by UC Irvine School of Medicine & Aligned Management Associates
Newport Beach, CA
Ph: (805) 534-0300
Web: http://amainc.com/cref_cardiothoracic.html

This annual CME/CEU symposium offers in-depth presentations, open discussions and hands-on workshops on topics related to cardiovascular surgery and extra-corporeal perfusion.

March 5–7
7th Annual Oncology Nursing Advanced Practice:
Innovation Through Practice
Paradise Point Resort
San Diego, CA
Ph: (858) 652-5400
Web: www.scripps.org/events

Participants will benefit from an intimate learning environment in which prominent faculty will present the latest in oncology care and provide practical strategies and tools to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. The program itself is designed to provide advanced educational sessions along with ample networking opportunities for attendees.

March 15–19
Society of Clinical Research Associates Clinical Science Course for Clinical Research Professionals
Holiday Inn Golden Gateway
San Francisco, CA
Ph: (800) SoCRA.92 or (215) 822.8644
Web: www.socra.org

This course has been established to develop an internationally accepted standard of knowledge and understanding of the research process and related regulations, as well as medical and scientific areas related to clinical research.

March 18–20
7th National Advanced Practice Neonatal
Nurses Conference
Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA
Ph: (707) 568-2168
Web: http://academyonline.org

By addressing clinical and research topics, the goal of this conference is to engage neonatal health care providers in a dialogue that will support best practices and improve neonatal and infant health.

March 20
Pursenally Yours Foundation Event
Presented by the Littlest Angel Guild
Nixon Presidential Library & Birthplace
Yorba Linda, CA
Web: www.littlestangelguild.org/events

Take some time to enjoy an elegantly catered lunch and a chance to bid on designer, celebrity-owned and other unique quality purses. And, if you find some extra time on your hands, take advantage of complimentary entry into the library. All proceeds from the event benefit Children’s Hospital Orange County.

March 24–27
22nd Annual Contraceptive Technology Conference
Hyatt Regency
San Francisco, CA
Ph: (800) 377-7707
Email: info@cforums.com
Web: www.contemporaryforums.com

With the theme “Hot Off the Press,” this year’s conference covers all the latest updates in the field of contraceptives, including new STD treatment guidelines, new medical eligibility criteria for contraception, and what’s fact and fiction when it comes to drug interactions with contraceptives.

Know of an event other nurses wouldn’t want to miss? Let us know! Email beth@workingnurse.com.

This article is from workingnurse.com.

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